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Nov 24, 2013 8:00am EST
us is don shoe maker, president and ceo of the national hospice and palliative care organization. thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> tell us a little bit about how this idea came about. >> we are in constant dialogue with the veterans administration over the years, there are many people who are needing care and service for veterans and hospice and we are doing a pretty good job of providing support and care and we were recognizing that sometimes when a veteran came to us, that veteran was bringing with him a whole unique set of needs that many hospice orchs were not prepared to meet -- organizations were not prepared to meet. so the organization said they wanted to help with the hospices to incorporate more veteran sensitive information to the care planning and to pay more attention to what veterans actually need. many of them bring different sets of issues to the table. >> for example. >> you know, i have worked now with this project, going on three or four years and i have talked with many veterans about this and one that sticks out to me was a gentleman who sai
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